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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: EOS-1D X & EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS
« on: May 14, 2013, 01:25:15 PM »
I've been holding out for a good deal, but not from these folks.


Lenses / Re: How good is 16-35 f/2.8 over 17-40 f/4?
« on: April 17, 2013, 11:49:29 AM »
In my opinion, it really depends on how you shoot. Since you're indoors, that one stop difference doesn't seem worth the cost compared to the alternative options. What are you planning on shooting indoors?

For indoor, mainly churches and museums.

Lenses / How good is 16-35 f/2.8 over 17-40 f/4?
« on: April 16, 2013, 09:25:34 PM »
I've been using the 17-40 for about a year now, mainly landscape, and been quite happy with the result. I'll be traveling to Europe this Summer and would like to continue to use the 17-40, but for indoor situation, would the 16-35 be worth twice the price as the 17-40? Should I make the upgrade? Thanks for your help.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: mini review: Yongnuo 568EX
« on: April 07, 2013, 11:32:55 AM »
As with many of you, I was a bit skeptical about the product being from China and all. But you know what, I am very surprise and happy with the 568EX.

Purchased directly from Yongnuostore.com. Took about 2 weeks to get here. Tried and test it on my dear 20D for several days. All went well, then I had it on my 1D4 and 5D3. Works as expected thus far.

PowerShot / Re: Comparable Camera to the Sony RX100
« on: March 19, 2013, 11:51:10 AM »
No flash needed :D

Lenses / 70-200 for trip to Vegas and Grand Canyon
« on: March 19, 2013, 11:40:10 AM »
Packing for a trip to Vegas and Grand Canyon. Just wondering if it's worth taking along the 70-200. Trying to keep down the weight. Any thought?

Taking: 5D3, 17-40 f/4, and 24-70 f/2.8.

PowerShot / Re: Comparable Camera to the Sony RX100
« on: February 21, 2013, 10:55:32 AM »
Thanks all. I'll give Franiec's Grip a try.

PowerShot / Re: Comparable Camera to the Sony RX100
« on: February 20, 2013, 05:03:45 PM »
I picked up the RX100 yesterday and finally had a chance to play with it. Here are my impressions:

IQ is great. Handles low light quite well. My gripe, not necessary Sony's fault, is my difficulty of holding the camera. It's a bit heavy for its size, since it is very well constructed. I have to remind myself from time to time to hold on to the camera tighter and not to drop it. It is a bit slippery since there is only metal facing in the front.  Since I have difficulty holding on to the camera, it was even more difficult trying to push the little buttons in the back in trying to change the settings and take the pictures manually. So it was best for me to just keep the settings on full auto.

It's a good little camera. But I think I'll either return it or give it to my daughter.

PowerShot / Re: Comparable Camera to the Sony RX100
« on: February 18, 2013, 09:46:40 PM »
I'll be heading out to a local Best Buy and pick up the RX100 tomorrow. Will report back to see if it's worth the steep price, comparing to the S100.

PowerShot / Comparable Camera to the Sony RX100
« on: February 17, 2013, 10:46:25 PM »
I am looking for a good pocket camera that is comparable to the Sony RX100. What's a good Canon model to look at? Or any other brand that you would recommend.


EOS Bodies / Re: Best way to clean dust off focusing screen of 5D3?
« on: February 17, 2013, 11:16:39 AM »
I have the same exact thing, except it's in the upper left. Drives me crazy. Tried to use the rocket blower, but no luck. I am thinking of sending it in to the Canon Service Center, but not sure if it's worth a couple of hundred dollars getting it done.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Battery for 1D X
« on: February 11, 2013, 05:07:58 PM »
Thank you.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Battery for 1D X
« on: February 10, 2013, 10:37:45 PM »
Does anyone know if the battery from the 1D IV will work on the 1D X?

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Flash transceiver
« on: December 19, 2012, 08:19:29 PM »
Thank you all.

Looks like the Yongnuo YN-622C is what I am looking for.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Flash transceiver
« on: December 19, 2012, 03:47:34 PM »
No.  On the 7D, the popup flash is the transmitter - the 5DIII does not have one.

As always, thank you. 

In that case, any recommendation for a dependable flash transmitter and receiver that won't burn my wallet?  I am not planning to use it often.

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